Storms and Hurricanes

‘Violent’ Tornadoes and Flash Floods Threaten 2 Million People in Oklahoma and Texas

‘Violent’ Tornadoes and Flash Floods Threaten 2 Million People in Oklahoma and Texas

Over two million people are in the path of a series of storms that are bringing heavy rain and “violent” tornados to Texas and Oklahoma.
The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center issued a “high risk” warning for northwestern Texas into western and central Oklahoma.    The high-risk threat level 5 out of 5 is rarely invoked.
“This event should result in a significant threat to life and property,” the agency said in …

Severe Storms Threaten Much of the U.S., More Flight Delays Expected

Severe Storms Threaten Much of the U.S., More Flight Delays Expected

Just as much of the country was preparing to take a deep breath after storms that resulted in over 10,000 flight delays this past weekend, severe weather is predicted for many parts of the United States in the coming week.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected in the Plains, Midwest, and South and some areas may see tornadoes.
As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, over 764 flights were delayed, and 179 cancelled, according …

Severe Weekend Storms Delay Over 11,000 Flights Across the Nation

Severe Weekend Storms Delay Over 11,000 Flights Across the Nation

Multiple dangerous and severe storms throughout much of the United States led to massive flight delays and cancellations that continue into the workweek.
The weekend saw almost 11,000 flight delays and 1,005 cancellations and airlines have posted 731 delays and 268 cancellations as of 9:30 a.m. Monday morning, according to FlightStats, a company that monitors such information.
Thunderstorms with damaging winds, floods, hail, and even a few tornadoes moved across the United …

Cyclone Fani Leaves At Least 14 Dead After Nearly One Million Evacuate

Cyclone Fani Leaves At Least 14 Dead After Nearly One Million Evacuate

A major cyclone struck the Indian subcontinent, battering the coast with wind gusts of 120 mph (193 km/h) and higher. Fourteen people are reported dead, with 63 injured after nearly one million people in the path of the storm were evacuated.
The storm made landfall near Puri Friday night. Puri is a city in Odisha and has over 200,000 residents.
Cyclone Fani is one of the strongest storms to hit the region …

Severe Weather Kills 5 in U.S., Delays Over 3,800 Flights

Severe Weather Kills 5 in U.S., Delays Over 3,800 Flights

Severe weather hit the southern United States Thursday and was responsible for the death of at least five people in Texas and Louisiana.
Tornados struck Texas and Louisiana while high winds, heavy rain, and flash floods pounded the South.
Over 3,800 flights were delayed in the United States on Thursday, most due to the severe weather. George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport were among the hardest hit.
Several …

Severe Storms to Impact Holiday Weekend Travel and Cause Flight Delays

Severe Storms to Impact Holiday Weekend Travel and Cause Flight Delays

Just as the Passover and Easter holiday weekend is getting underway, a series of severe storms is bringing thunderstorms and heavy rain to the South Thursday and should arrive in the East midday Friday.
“A multi-day weather event with severe storms and heavy rainfall will impact several parts of the country,” said the National Weather Service in a statement.
The weather service warned of “strong tornadoes and wind damage” in some areas …

Storms Kill At Least 4, Cancel and Delay Over 7,000 Flights

Storms Kill At Least 4, Cancel and Delay Over 7,000 Flights

The storms that swept the South Saturday with strong winds, dangerous tornadoes, and hail continue to move east after killing at least four people.
“A strong storm moving across the eastern portions of the country will bring the threat of severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall from the Northeast to the Ohio Valley and Gulf Coast today,” the National Weather Service said in a statement.
Damaging winds, large hail, and a few tornadoes …